Object Image

The Resurrection of Christ

In the presence of Roman soldiers, some of whom continue to slumber undisturbed, Christ rises from the grave. Light streams from the sky, catching the rim of a shield and accentuating the muscular bodies of the figures. The inscription at lower left, in Heintz’s hand, indicates that he produced this sheet after a composition by Hans Speckaert, whose work Heintz encountered in Rome and whose fluid draftsmanship he emulates here.

Credit: Purchase, Anne and Jean Bonna Gift, 1996...

Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, with lead white heightening and traces of graphite or black chalk, on paper toned with transparent brown wash; graphite framing lines at left and top edges
42.7 x 28.0cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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